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    Video in Linux: Which program is the best?


    Hi mates, I am a newbie to Linux, but I think I am getting more less OK in it.
    However, the video players I found were not very good, since there were
    lots of codecs missing...

    >Which program would you recommend me to download to see .mpg,.avi..?
    >The same question, for films in DVDs.

    Thank yuo, dudes.

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    Hi !

    all players are almost same. it depends on engine used by these. if you install neccessary codecs then all players will play mp3, .mpg or avi.
    codecs installation depends on distro in question.

    which distro are you using ? Momonga ? i think its like RH / Fedora Core.
    use yum to install xmms and xmms-mp3 for .mp3....

    $ yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3

    for .mpeg, avi.... i am using xine

    $ yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins



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    I would also recommend mplayer. It's more command line oriented, but if that's what you want...=D
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    mplayer seems to work best for me too. it also has the plugin for firefox
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Hi dudes. I really appreciated your help but it didn't work completely,
    although it started to work at the beginning. I will post what I got in the
    command lines:

    bash-3.1$ $ yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3
    bash: $: command not found
    bash-3.1$ yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    You need to be root to perform this command.
    bash-3.1$ su
    パスワード(P):
    [root@localhost hajime]# yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    base [1/2]
    base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
    updates-released [2/2]
    updates-released 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    Excluding Packages in global exclude list
    Finished
    Parsing package install arguments
    No Match for argument: xmms-mp3
    Nothing to do
    [root@localhost hajime]# yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    base [1/2]
    updates-released [2/2]
    Reading repository metadata in from local files
    Excluding Packages in global exclude list
    Finished
    Parsing package install arguments
    No Match for argument: xine
    Nothing to do
    [root@localhost hajime]# xine
    xine (X11 gui) - 無償の動画プレイヤー v0.99.4.
    (c) 2000-2004 xine チーム


    Any ideas, mates?
    See you!

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    Hi !!

    xine and xmms are available in freshrpms repository...... yum's output displaying that you didn't install freshrpms repo yet......

    on terminal execute these commands......

    Code:
    $rpm -ivh http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/fedora/linux/5/freshrpms-release/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
    Code:
    $ rpm --import http://freshrpms.net/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.txt
    you should be connected to internet. try yum again.......

    for more details, check this article and look for YUM... follow instructions.......



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    Oh, this time it doesn't work because it says this:
    [root@localhost hajime]# yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins
    Loading "installonlyn" plugin
    Setting up Install Process
    Setting up repositories
    dries [1/5]
    http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries....ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 404: Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 05:12:00 GMT
    Server: Apache
    Content-Length: 373
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
    Trying other mirror.
    Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: dries
    failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
    Error: failure: repodata/repomd.xml from dries: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.


    But now, everytime I type "yum" and the name of any of those 2 players,
    automatically it searched in those URLs...how can I remove that?

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    Hii !!

    dries [1/5]
    dries ??? how you added this dries repository. my links were for freshrpms. open file /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo,
    look for "enable". change its value to 0

    where is freshrpms repo ? did you install its rpm ???



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    [root@localhost hajime]# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo
    [dries]
    name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
    baseurl=http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1

    [root@localhost hajime]# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo/enable
    cat: /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo/enable: ディレクトリではありません
    [root@localhost hajime]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo/
    bash: cd: /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo/: ディレクトリではありません
    [root@localhost hajime]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo
    bash: cd: /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo: ディレクトリではありません
    [root@localhost hajime]# cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
    [root@localhost yum.repos.d]# dir
    dries.repo macromedia.repo~ momonga-updates.repo
    freshrpms.repo momonga-devel.repo momonga.repo
    macromedia.repo momonga-local-devel.repo
    [root@localhost yum.repos.d]# enable
    enable .
    enable :
    enable [
    enable alias
    enable bg
    enable bind
    enable break
    enable builtin
    enable caller
    enable cd
    enable command
    enable compgen
    enable complete
    enable continue
    enable declare
    enable dirs
    enable disown
    enable echo
    enable enable
    enable eval
    enable exec
    enable exit
    enable export
    enable false
    enable fc
    enable fg
    enable getopts
    enable hash
    enable help
    enable history
    enable jobs
    enable kill
    enable let
    enable local
    enable logout
    enable popd
    enable printf
    enable pushd
    enable pwd
    enable read
    enable readonly
    enable return
    enable set
    enable shift
    enable shopt
    enable source
    enable suspend
    enable test
    enable times
    enable trap
    enable true
    enable type
    enable typeset
    enable ulimit
    enable umask
    enable unalias
    enable unset
    enable wait
    [root@localhost yum.repos.d]# enable 1
    bash: enable: 1: not a shell builtin


    Yeah mate, I don't understand either how that damn "dries" appeared...
    I think it was when looking for some mirrors,maybe...
    I think the .rpms are installed, the problem comes when using "yum", because
    I think automatically it searches in some strange URLs... do you know how to
    change that?(where the dumb PC searches).

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    Hi

    [root@localhost hajime]# cat /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo
    [dries]
    name=Extra Fedora rpms dries - $releasever - $basearch
    baseurl=http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/dries/RPMS/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    log in as root and edit this file.

    gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/dries.repo

    change enable=1 to enable=0

    save this file. now edit freshrpms.repo file

    gedit /etc/yum.repos.d/freshrpms.repo

    change enable=0 to enable=1

    save this file........ execute command....

    yum clean all



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